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  SBD-5 Dauntless Bureau Number 54217  
USMC
MAG 12
VMSB-241

Pilot  2nd Lt. Howard J. Schroeder, O-028350 (MIA / KIA) WI
Gunner  Sgt Robert Carman, 455524 (MIA / KIA) MI

Shot Down  May 30, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Douglas at El Segundo. Assigned to the USMC to VMSB-241.

Mission History
Shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire 1 mile due west of North Cape on New Ireland.

Memorials
Both crew members were officially declared dead the day of the mission and memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Relatives
John Carman adds:
"My cousin was Robert Carman."

References
ABMC lists Schroeder as 1st Lt.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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